In which we catalog the different spatial configurations of sites of material extraction (specifically mineral and elemental) and, through abstraction, reveal how each configuration corresponds to the physical properties of the mineral/element, its role in current modes of production as well as its intended use.
We start at the largest scale, that of the extra‐urban. Sites of extraction that are as large as the landscape itself. By using USGS National Elevation Data (NED) and scripting tools such as Grasshopper, it is possible to generate renderings of these uncanny landscapes with an accuracy of within 10 ft resolution. By removing the surface, itself and rendering the landscape with only lines projected obliquely, we abstract these places into pure spatial configurations. Allowing us to start to see that a mine is not just an excavation, it is also proportional to its surrounding mountains. Or that a dam is not just a wall, it is also the reservoir behind it and the valley in front of it.
Home Productions presents a series of performances guided by intimate definitions of home.
This inquiry considers how we undermine the conventions of built space and its representation through cultural subjectivity. We are curious about the characteristics of home that have shaped us, and what a productive and inclusive lens to observe and listen to these details may look like -- they are perhaps unlike the language often used to communicate the intentions of space; often built without us in mind.
The experience of the home poses a challenge: We must make it our own for it was built without our interests in mind, yet we covet and aspire for it.